TechRadar is reporting that the BBC is planning to bring a new, improved and updated version of their iPlayer to the PlayStation 3. There’s no date yet, but a spokesperson for the broadcasting giant said the new iPlayer was “on the roadmap” for the console this year.
iPlayer 3 is said to include a “For You” section, which recommends programs based on the ones you’ve watched, and “more social network functionality” which presumably means Twitter and Facebook integration.
The biggest problem faced by the BBC, though, is how to overcome signing into the new app. “We don’t know whether to integrate it with the PSN signing in process or do something new,” explained the spokesperson.
iPlayer 3 is currently in Beta on other platforms, and has been available for just 23 days. The BBC is reporting great uptake, though, with 8% of users currently using the latest version, and 10% of those taking part in the new social integration tools built in.